Charity Check: Girl Scouts of the USA

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One hundred years ago today, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low brought together 18 girls in Savannah, Ga., and the Girl Scouts was born.

In the century since, tens of millions of girls have passed through scouting programs, and billions of cookies have traded hands. More than 100 local chapters now serve 2.3 million girls, along with 880,000 adult volunteers. The infrastructure behind that work is large as well, with at least 17 local chapters – Connecticut’s included – running budgets topping $10 million a year. Girl Scouts of the USA, the umbrella organization, raises and spends $80 million a year, with a top official earning more than half a million dollars a year. Click the Girl Scouts logo or the chart below to access a full report on the charity’s finances.

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